His Lordship Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon and His Eminence Joseph Zen Ke-kuin have joined the chorus of international condemnation for the Hong Kong government’s incarceration of young pro-democracy activists. Alex Chow, Joshua Wong and Nathan  Law, former student leaders of the Umbrella Movement, a 2014 civil disobedience movement to fight for democracy, were given jail terms on August 17,2017, by the city’s Court of Appeal.

As reported by ucanindia.in, His Eminence Zen remarked that “My visit to old friends in the United States and Canada was to talk about the crisis of the China Church but now I must also speak loudly that “Hong Kong is sinking”.” Meanwhile, His Lordship Bo also signed a joint declaration with other 24 world figures to condemn the Court of Appeal’s decision to jail the three pro-democracy student leaders.

Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing of Hong Kong is scheduled to celebrate a Holy Mass dedicated to justice and peace for the city, on August 31, 2017.

Source: www.ucanindia.in